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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Bird of the Year visits the meadow

You won't find us on Twitter, we don't tweet; but we do love birds and one of our favourite spring time visitors is the Evening Grosbeak .  We are all of us Finches after all.  
Evening Grosbeaks don't really have a definitive song apparently ~ instead they have conversations.  And they can't be nailed down ... no solid migration path.  Not much is known about their nesting behavior either.   They are this years ABA BOY ~ Bird of the Year with the American Birding Association.  Perhaps this BOY distinction will bring together more information about this delightful bird.

We live on the edge of the Boreal Forest ~ for more information about Boreal Songbirds you might enjoy visiting these websites.

 The Boreal Songbird Initiative
Conserving the Boreal Forest for our songbirds


Hildred and Charles said...

Wonderful pictures, as always. Early this spring we had Evening Grosbeaks visiting for about a week to ten days, but then they moved on. The ones you record look somewhat familiar, - do you suppose ours could be visiting yours, as I would love to do.

Not a Granny said...

What beautiful birds. Thank you for sharing!!

Primitive Stars said...

Hello Nicola, came across your wonderful blog, love it. The pictures are so beautiful, Grosbeaks, the deer,flowers, very enjoyable. I see you live in B.C, I`m in Manitoba.Blessings Franciner.

meandros said...

Hello Nikola! As always, amazing photographs, revealing a delicate eye to the subtleties of each winged visitor, as if he were family :-)
Thank you for sharing and inspiring!